According to the International Organization for Migration’s (IOM) Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM), 2.54 million individuals have now been identified as internally displaced across 2,857 distinct locations in Iraq.
OCHA, jointly with the UN agencies, presented a US $150 million ‘Fast-Track Priority Needs’ document, outlining the UN’s prioritization of funding needs for IDP support from February to June 2015.
UNICEF supported the Ministry of Health to conduct a national health promotion campaign in the scope of the National Polio Immunization Days (NIDs), targeting 5.8 million children under five years of age. Thus far, 5,012,134 children in the 15 south/central Governorates have been vaccinated against polio. The campaign in the KR-I is ongoing.
In February, UNICEF provided water tanks to the Falluja district in Anbar Governorate, and assisted 12,001 IDPs through the de-sludging of sanitation facilities, the distribution of garbage bags and toilet jars, solid waste disposal and the installation of latrines and showers in Karbala, Missan, Salah al-Din, Anbar, Baghdad and Babylon Governorates.
UNICEF supported the installation of 149 classroom tents in 12 IDP camps in Dahuk Governorate and of 150 classroom tents in Anbar Governorate allowing 27,224 children to return to school.
In February, 137,032 individuals benefitted from UNICEF’s Rapid Response Mechanism, raising the total number of people reached since August 2014 to 686,379 IDPs, of whom approximately half are children.
As of end of February, UNICEF, in close coordination with regional government authorities, distributed cash assistance to a total of 19,464 households across nine IDP camps.